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I recently bashed the passenger door of my Type S against low wooden post as I was turning into a parking space (it was very well hidden, and at night, I'm not that bad a driver - honest!)

Anyway, i've asked around a couple of body shops for getting the work done, and the general consensus is that its been knocked in a very awkward place and the repair might be slightly noticable. None of them seem particularly keen to take the job on either. They have both said it would be better if I could get a replacement door instead.
If I do source a replacement door (from a breakers) does anyone know how this will effect the lock on the new door? Will it need reprogramming or something?
Any other suggestions on getting this work done are welcome, I need to get it done soon as its starting to rust where the paint has come away! [smilie=cwl.gif]
 

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I agree, it is in an awkward place, but I would still go for a repair rather than a new outer door skin.
They won't be able to fully do a smart repair without using a little filler, but that will be O.K.
Get a Quote from your local "Plastic Surgeon" to be done in their workshop.
These guys and others like them, with their own workshops as well as mobile services, are geared up for damage like this , where as the big bodyshops can't be bothered, as they can get an outer skin so cheaply - but not to you.
 

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when you get a new door from the breakers you will use your existing door handle lock and glass as some breakers will charge you a lot more for the internals, when i changed a door many moons ago it was quite tricky getting it to line up lots of patience needed,i used a trolly jack and a flat piece of wood on top of the jack to support the door then i used a scriber to mark around the hinges so it helped me to put the new door hinges back on in the same position,dont know if this method is necessary on newer cars ,a door from a breaker is definately your best option for around the £200 mark a body shop could repair the door but would have to spray your rear quarter as well to blend it in approx £600,good luck
 

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Bear in mind though, that your options of finding a black door from a breakers is narrowed down and then there is the colour match as even black isn't a constant colour.
Then there is all the work involved by yourself, if you are not into that type of thing.?
 

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eh nice find, I'll defo be getting in touch with them, see

I used to do a lot of the work on my cars myself, but that was when I owned older cars and wasn't working away so much, so if I do get another door I will undoubtedly be giving it to a garage to do the work. The EK and EJ civic's used to come apart like lego :)

Also Jack the Lad is right, I will probably need even a black replacement door colour matched, which is why this decision is so tricky for me. Problem is, the garages I spoke to didn't exactly fill me with confidence regarding the outcome, otherwise I'd have just got it done. Don't suppose anyone can recommend a body specialist in the Midlands area?
 

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As I have said, try those I have mentioned or the like for a quote.Many of these big bodyshops can't be bothered with what is to them - minor damage.
They won't your dosh for replacing the outer skin.
 

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I know this thread is a bit older now, but thought I should just put it to sleep by confirming that u did end up replacing the whole door. I actually managed to get hold of one in excellent condition and the same colour (bit of polish and u can't tell the diffefence). The door came with the window and handle but that was about it. I did the work myself and was actually pretty easy, just hand to pop the door card out, disconnect the lock and electric window, unplug the loom, 2nd bolts to hold the door on and was away! Door only cost me £130 and work only took a couple of hours.

Only problem now is the window doesn't close properly, it goes all the way up but generally comes back down about 4 inches. Think it must be a safety mechanism or somethin that needs resetting. Will probably start a new thread about it unless anyone has any ideas?
 
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